Originally Posted by schneller
Good to read your post. Could you link to the items in bold above? Thanks.
Hi schneller. The usb cable I got from the dealer I bought the dac from. It's called JIB Germany. There's not much info about them. But they make great cables for good prices. They have 2 types usb cables. I got the cheaper type for half the cost! But even this one is of highend quality. It's fully UP-OCC copper with rhodium/white gold plugs. Teflon/cotton insulation. It looks awesome too. It's neutral, fast and dynamic. Very clean with very low noise floor. Good match for the dac.Of course there are other good usb cables out there that I haven't tried. But this one I preferred over Audioquest carbon and Furutech GT2 for it's clarity, pace and dynamics. I'm using a W7 pc as transport with Eichmann express power cord on it.
You may have more luck getting it cheaper from the same dealer. It's in Holland. I don't see the usb on their website but here is a link of a speaker cable from JIB. Maybe you can contact them and ask if they still have it.
Lessloss is a known audiophile brand for power products. The DPFC Original cord is awesome for digital sources especially! Right now I'm listening with my Grado headphones and it sounds magical. They also have more expensive cord versions now. Ask Liudas if they have discounted used ones. UPS worldwide shipment is included. And I think they even have trial period.
Synergistic Research Tesla series cables is now the previous series and you may still find them on sales on ebay, audiogon or from the Cable company (usedcable.com). But I should warn you, the Accelerator interlink costs more than the dac it self! LOL I was lucky to find it for 60% off. For more info on these wacky but great cables you can find on the Synergistic Research website. Here they have a nice review: http://www.synergisticresearch.com/reviews/accelerator-speaker-wire/
These cables work well for me on my system. I'm not sure they'll work for you too. It takes time and trial to find out. If you want to get even tweakier, isolation platforms under components help too. Mine are from SSC.